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Nov 26, 2012 11:00am PST
, marla. we have just heard from the city tax collector's of bureau of revenue. they are filing this legal action. they confirm the city is going to go after the los angeles dodgers for reimbursement in the treatment of bryan stow. the giants fan who was severely beaten outside of a dodgers game. to help pay for the four months of care it treated stow's injury. the city attorneys have asked a bankruptcy judge to add san francisco to those seeking damage from the team's insurer. this is a bankruptcy issue because the team filed chapter 11. this was a controversy. the city says this is not unusual, but standard practice to go after unpaid bills. it is taking all steps to protect the city's interests. stow and his family is suing the team frin the amount of $50 million. the amount needed for a lifetime of care. reporting live outside san francisco city hall, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> now to the south bay. citizens will have a say on who will be the next san jose police chief. city leaders will hold a community meeting tonight to gather input from neighborhoods on what they want to se
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Nov 21, 2012 11:00am PST
person when you take into account the entire city of east san jose. the man, that is all we know, was jay walking after 6:00 this morning while it was still dark out and most likely raining. he was attempting to cross alum rock and was 75 feet away from the nearest crosswalk when the car ran into him. the car did speed off and did not stop or return. the police are looking for the driver. it was a dark sedan. a second vehicle, a minivan, also struck the man. that driver did stop and is cooperating with police. as far as the investigation, officers have been going to the surrounding businesses. you have four businesses on this intersection here trying to see if any of the surveillance cameras caught the accident and perhaps the person who fled the scene. down the street, the east side neighborhood center for seniors has been trying to get the city to make the alum rock corridor safer for pedestrians, especially for seniors. you have the fast cars combined with the culture of jay walking because the crosswalks are so far apart. >> the volume of the cars that go and the traffic is really cla
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
to take a while for the fog to lift. this is foster city, a live picture of the san mateo bridge. you can see people are driving quickly through the fog, give yourself plenty of extra time and don't drive any faster than you can see ahead of you. you have pretty good visibility in compare sub to parts of the bay area where there is no visibility. you've got 200 feet in parts of the bay area. this is san jose where it's completely clear for now. but what i'm noticing is you're also dropping off from 10 to 8 miles over the past ten minutes and we'll drop off throughout the morning hours. right now the fog is the thickest right at the mouth of the delta in fairfield. also napa, santa rosa, up and down the peninsula, you'll encounter deep pockets of fog, especially once you get past 92. that's where it starts to thicken up in particular so take it easy and get ready to tap the brakes. it's the entire central valley that is socked in with fog. by 8:00 a.m. still dealing with a fair amount of cloud cover but overall looking good by 1:00 p.m. the warmest day of the week. the rain arrives, lots o
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Nov 28, 2012 4:30am PST
, heading into san jose, no problems to report. >>> in the meantime, daily city crews home the hillside collapse will hold up in the coming rain. city managers says they've spent nearly half a million dollars to shore up that hillside after a water pipe broke. crews have been working to replace soil and plants that were washed away in that slide. they say the hillside is still being monitored. >>> in the north bay, people working until that rain starts falling. a lot of them getting out yesterday to fill up their own sandbags. one woman telling us she plans to line her garage to keep that water out. >> we just want to prepare because we see water coming under the garage door. if it keeps coming down, who knows what could happen. >> we can tell you other people in that area are worried about all the leaves clogging the storm drains and causing flooding out there. a long list of people buying lante lanterns, flashlights and batteries. now, our very own storm watch coverage continues all morning long. we invite you to send in your weather photos and your video clips to newstips@nbcbayarea.
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
of the year. take a look at this packed security line. new york city. this is from la guardia's airport this morning. if you're about to take off on your own on a holiday getaway, congratulations. we have a team in place with what you need to know before you head out the front door. mike is watching the roads, christina is watching the forecast. we start with christy smith live at sfo. a lot of people have been sleeping there overnight trying to catch their morning flight. >> reporter: sleeping, watching movies. trying to pass the time. people starting to double park here at the curbside drop-off. security lines getting much longer inside. frustrating delays here yesterday. i just spoke with the manager and he tells me so far, so good this morning. they're on time but many travelers just said, you know what, i'm not taking any chances. they got here early enough to sleep in the terminal as the security gates opened this morning. terminal 2 is the busy place with virgin america having several early flights this morning. this year, sfo expecting a record passenger rate. that was enough to
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
the los angeles dodgers yo' the city of san francisco money? the city says yes. san francisco wants the dodgers to pay up $1.2 million is at stake. the city wants to recoup the unpaid cost of caring for giants fan bryan stow at san francisco general. he spent four months for a traumatic brain injury after he was brutally beaten outside of a dodgers game in march of last year. city lawyers have asked the bankruptcy judge to add san francisco with a claims against the baseball team. the team filed for chapter 11 after its owner ran into problems during a bitter divorce from his wife. stow and his family are suing the team also for as much as $50 million. >>> in just about an hour, san jose neighbors will start giving their two cents on who the next police chief should be. the city is holding a series of meetings to gather information and create a profile of what the best candidate for chief would be. nbc bay area's damian trujillo has insight on some of the names being bounced around. >> reporter: the resignation of police chief chris moore caught many people by surprise, but low mora
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00am PST
meetings gets under way today where city leaders hope to get feedback from local neighborhoods on what they want in a new chief. damian trujillo is live at the berryessa community center where the first of the meetings will be held tonight. damian, good morning. you're already hearing about some possible candidates for the job? >> reporter: yeah, we hear about a couple of people who might be interested in applying for the police chief position. i'm give you those names in just a bit. this meeting tonight is at 6:30. no one is denying that fixing this ship or righting this ship is going to be an easy task. the new chief will have to deal with lower morale and a dwindling budget, so it will be a tough task. a few months ago chris moore announced he'd be retiring by january 31st. he leaves a department that is nowhere near the staffing levels he feels are needed to keep the city and his officers safe. the new chief will have to come in and play a political card game basically, working with the city manager and the mayor on the police budget. but he or she will also have to assure the rank
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
and hay baels now line the street. the city has spent nearly half a million dollars to shore up that hillside. crews have been working to replace soil and sand watched away in the slide. >>> because the storm is going to be giving you a view of the forecast, let's check in with christina. >> a big area. a lot of ground to cover. the heaviest rain has not yet arrived. we're just getting the lighter rain at this point. you want to travel cautiously. most of the roadways across the north bay and along the peninsula are wet at this point. we're still relatively dry at san jose. that extends all the way to freemont. as we head through the next couple of hours, we are going to see the bulk of the moisture come through. the winds are going to pick up. just as we're noticing. at 25 miles per hour. we are getting gusts to 40 miles per hour. that's enough to knock you around in the higher elevations and over our open water bridges. so keep that in mind this morning. what you can expect in the next few days. first rounds of heavy wind and rain. then round number two late thursday and frida
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
's a creek that runs through the center of town and it has been known to flood so the city has made sandbags and sand available to residents free of charge in preparation for the storm which is expected to start tomorrow. last time there was a problem with flooding here was in 2008, but the real devastating flood was in december of 2005 when the san anselmo creek flooded the streets of downtown san anselmo and many local businesses were under water. the reason this next storm is a concern here is because here in the north bay they're expecting 4 inches of rain during a matter of several days and those are exactly the kinds of conditions that can be trouble for san anselmo. the town is doing what it can do to prepare. storm drains have been cleared and city crews are ready to keep those clear once the rain starts tomorrow of the the downtown businesses don't have the sand bags out just yet, though we do expect that to change later today. live in san anselmo, monte francis, "today in the bay." >>> stormy weather will be widespread throughout the bay area. let's continue our coverage now with m
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Nov 27, 2012 4:30am PST
we're at about to your right maybe a half mile, a few city blocks to arizona. like i said, it's quite a large crime scene and it's only been within maybe the past 30 minutes, 15 minutes where police have brought out this light which gives us a sense they're going to be out here for a while. reporting live here in milpitas, bob redell, "today in the bay." >>> today the san jose city council will address the controversial proposal that would allow biologists to shoot birds at mineta san jose airport. since 2009 the airport has had 180 bird strikes. the most serious incident happened in january of that year when a united airlines plane injested birds into its engine. seagulls and other birds like the open grassy space near the runways. right now they're not allowed to shoot away the birds because the city municipal code forbids it. they hope they will amend the code so they can use firearms. >> the flash bangs and whatever they use is the real key. i know people don't like to hear that but maybe they'll get the message. >> if approved, they will undergo training before they're cleared to
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Nov 21, 2012 4:00am PST
blast in israel since 2004, the last one being on a bus in the southern israeli city of bare shea but near gaza. if this is connected to the current conflicted, there's no confirmation at this point that it is, but this would show a change in tactics from the current tactics being used which is rocket launches from gaza into israel. this comes as secretary of state hillary clinton is here trying to negotiate a ceasefire. she and other senior diplomats from around the world, u.n. secretary ban ki moon as well, trying to come to an agreement. this occurs just when people were thinking a ceasefire could be in the cards. so if this is connected, this could potentially make a ceasefire negotiation more difficult, but also we're being told police are hunting for a suspect. currently, though, no arrests have been made and no one has claimed credit for the attack. >> chapman bell for us live in tel aviv. thanks so much. >>> we go now to the mayor of jerusalem. secretary of state hillary clinton spent time in jerusalem. mr. mayor, thank you for joining us. how confident are you that this c
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Nov 21, 2012 4:30am PST
public nudity in the city will not stop them from giving up their fight. the board of supervisors voted last night 6-5 to approve the ban. nudists immediately stripped down in protest. they say the board is infringing on their right but some passing by city hall agree they should cover up. okay, we thought we'd hear from them, we'll work on that. they quickly tried to cover them up. the nudity ban must pass one more reading at city hall. there's also a court challenge and if it survives that, then nudity ban will go into effect on february 1st. >>> board of supervisor also approved an ordinance that will make san francisco home to the nation's smallest apartments. the micro units will be just 220 square feet. that includes, get this, a kitchen, a bathroom and closet space. look at the closet. goal is to create more affordable housing options in the city where the average rent for a studio is currently $2,000. >> and you know the silver lining for such a small apartment, less interior designing. >> i guess so. >> one picture, you're good. 4:43 now. could a strike at one of the nation's l
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00am PST
, thank you very much. johnny on the spot. from the peninsula to the east, a solidness of cities offering a free sandbag for different locations. contra costa county residents can pick them up at byron, antioch, and martinez. menlo park, two locations, one onn ana onnalmachlt, and the other at pope and don't forget that the sand is free, but don't forget a shovel to put it in the bag. >> these photos were sent from san jose. you can share your pictures or video on twitter or inthat gram. hughes #nbcbayarea. our storm watch coverage continues all morning and all day long. meteorologist christina loren is tracking the story. she'll be back with the complete forecast and any changes. >>> gillroy police on the lookout for the suspects they say opened fire on a home with a 4-month-old baby inside. this all happened near the corner of west tenth street and westview drive after midnight. police say they shot at an empty car and then fired inside the house. we're told eight people were inside that home, including, of course, that 4-month-old baby. at this hour, still unclear if anybody was hurt.
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
like this throughout the city. this one is on civic drive. so the bottom line is if you're not prepared for the storm, you should be. the sign is up in downtown walnut crease ace hardware. it reads the storm is coming. but are people prepared? >> i talked to a guy this morning who butt a sump pump. he was fine with a sump pump. it wasn't because of the storm. but the people i've been talking to are not aware of it, which is amazing. so they're not watching the news. >> people who live in marin county are watching something. folks are filling up and taking home sandbags. down thoun business owners who were flooded out several years ago are ready for several days of wet and miserable weather. >> i'm going to suit up before i go home. so the water doesn't get in my suit. >> some people are worried water will get into their home. eliot and eliot roofing company out of oakland is working overtime. for them stormy weather means business. >> we haven't had business like this in a long time. people have been waiting around a few years. now people are calling to get the roofs tarped or service o
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
suggests the city create a senior zone along alum rock with more speed limit signs and more visible crosswalk lines. >>> an oakland man has been found dead after he apparently slipped and fell while searching for his pet. police say 59-year-old andrew mallian appears to have drowned in the old rock quarry which backs up to his condo. his roommate called 911 after he had been for over an hour searching for his missing cat. they found his body just before 1:00 this morning. they also spotted the cat wandering a hillside. neighbors say he was devoted to his pets and was regularly seen walking with them. >>> a ceasefire makes this night -- makes this a night of relative calm, ending eight days of fighting between israel and palestinian militants in gaza. just hours after a bomb exploded on an israeli bus in tel aviv, injuring dozens of people, secretary of state hillary clinton announced a ceasefire agreement between the palestinian militant group hamas and israel. israel will also consider easing border movement for palestinians. experts point out this is a ceasefire, not a peace deal.
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Nov 23, 2012 4:30am PST
with your holiday shopping list. >>> a live look outside, city by the way. san francisco, friday, november 23rd. this is "today in the bay." >>> well, good morning to you. are you stuffed from all that turkey? it's about 4:31. i'm marla tellez in for jon kelley. >> good to have you, marla. i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to. let's first check that forecast with christina loren. >> good morning to you. black as night out there. shoppers are just starting to make their way out that front door. grab your heaviest coat, it's cold out there this morning. 50 degrees in san francisco. black friday deals still coming down the line. as we head throughout the morning hours we'll take a look at what you can expect. a lot of people will be traveling as well. we've got some major changes coming to your forecast. so stay tuned, we'll have that coming in just a bit. >> if you haven't been out shopping just yet, brace yourself for a lot of company. we've got a live look at the 280/880 interchange this morning near the valley fair mall in santana row in san jose. the mall has been open since midnight
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Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
and if the repairs don't seem aduate, the city may force chevron to redo them. chevron has said it will rebuild the unit to previous specifications, but will replace some vulnerable pipes with stronger metal. several members of the city council say they want to make sure chevron is focused on making safety improvements, not just fixing what's broken. >>> a san diego inmate the first to be released under california's revised three strikes law. that was approved by voters earlier this month. kenneth corely was serving 25 years to life on a record of nonviolent crimes, mostly burglaries, but he was released under the new rules in prop 36. now, prop 36 changed the law to require the third strike to be a violent or serious felony. the changes can be applied to inmates already sentenced under the three strikes law. >>> an oakland school board member still fighting to keep her seat weeks after losing on election day. alice spearman is challenging the results in court. she said her opponent, james harris, has no right to sit on the school board because of where he lives. harris lives in oakland but his
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00am PST
through the middle of town. the city has made sandbags available free of charge. there's a big pile of sand so residents can come here, fill up the bags in preparation for the storm expected to start tomorrow. the last time there was a problem with flooding here was in 2008. but the real devastating flood was december of 2005 when the creek flooded the downtown streets and many local businesses were under water. the reason the next storm is a concern is because in the north bay they're expecting 4 inches of rain and those are exactly the kinds of conditions that can spell trouble. the city is doing what they can. storm drains have been cleared and crews are ready to keep them clear. downtown businesses don't have the sandbags out just yet but we are expecting people to come by and fill up these sandbags. >>> new this morning, all access on and off treasure island is blocked right now due to a police standoff going on between officers and an armed suspect. san francisco pd has a suspected armed car thief cornered, but he's threatened to kill himself. the standoff began following a po
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Nov 28, 2012 2:05am PST
? >> that's ridiculous. >> yeah, she filed a lawsuit against her ex. the city of chicago and united airlines and anybody she can find where the ex works. >> that's really terrible. >> it really is. i don't think she should be held accountable, but i guess legally she is. >> i've gotten my share of parking tickets throughout my life. >> hoda has a story here. >> when i was in college at virginia tech, i almost didn't graduate because i had so many parking tickets, but in my defense, i worked for the campus radio show, i had to cover breaking news. i was always busy. >> on campus. >> yeah, stuff happening. i'd leave the car and come back and shove it in the glove compartment. >> ultimately, you have to pay or they won't give you your diploma, which i learned. >> which you didn't learn. >> i repeat my behavior. i have a problem. when i got to new orleans, i did the same thing. i used to live in the french quarter. you'd take a padlock for your parking space and lock it behind you. it was like old-fashioned. i would get off work so late, i was scared. i didn't want to go in there 11:00 at night.
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
of sprinkles in the east bay. daily city, it was starting to sprinkle there, but nothing significant. we're right by the bay bridge toll plaza. normally when it's raining, you see the puddles. drivers going right through it. i think someone said it earlier, if you could leave now, we could certainly feel it in the air this morning. the wind advisory signs are not lit up yet, but you can feel the pull, at least on the san francisco side of the bridge. i spoke with the chp this morning and they're waiting for the weather to move in. they expect those advisory signs to go up very soon. they're showing it's not real science how they do this. chp officers let them know when it gets really windy on the bridges. the officers i spoke with, if it can blow your hard hat off, go ahead and light up those signs. i wanted to show you before we go. these are the american flags out here by the plaza. you can see them moving but certainly not stiff. we know the wind is heading your way. not too bad right now but you can certainly feel it coming. reporting live at the bay bridge toll plaza, christy smith,
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Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
, if you come visit us here in new york city over the holidays, you'll likely see just one of two cities. manhattan is glittering and bustling, and the streets are packed, the stores are packed and the tree out back is up. drive toward the coast, to the places on the water that were ruined by the storm three weeks ago, and you'll find that life has largely stood still. the good news, most people are finding a way to help their neighbors. that includes the rockaways on the coast of the south of here where a group of men all local dads who call themselves the gray beards are making a difference. their story tonight from nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: across the bay from the brightly lit new york city skyline, a donated generator powers a meeting of the gray beards. >> just knocking on every single door is not impossible. >> reporter: over a can of bud, this home grown charity is plotting a rockaway comeback. >> we have to remind people, we're all in the same boat. >> the group of 180 firefighters, cops, executives and lawyers are the guys who make new york city work. keep things safe, and si
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
stripping down in the board chambers in city hall. the sheriffs escorted them out. >> nudity is a beautiful thing. the bodies we are born in that we live in and die in are beautiful. >> the ban is not yet in effect. the naked protests continued on the steps of city hall. george said the leaders are violating his rights. >> this is civil liberties and freedom of expression. we are showing body freedom. nude is not lewd. nude is natural. we're not harms anybody. >> some people took pictures. this woman couldn't believe her eyes. she is from israel where nudity lands you in jail. kimberly came to pick up a birth certificate and left in shock. >> i don't think it's appropriate. there should be a time and place for it. >> reporter: there can be nudity at permitted fairs and festivals. complaints are pouring in. >> i delayed two years hoping the issue would resolve itself. it did not and got more extreme. >> reporter: the nudity ban must survive another reading here at city hall and there is a court challenge. if it makes it through all those steps it goes into effect february 21st, 2013. >>> com
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
westbrook hit a fading jumper, there he goes, off the clippers, and oklahoma city beat los angeles 117-111. >>> in college basketball, fourth-ranked michigan made a second half comeback at the nit semifinals. the wolverines beat pittsburgh. to advance to the championship game. >>> and then, the moment you've all been waiting for. i know bill has. he's sitting here champing at the bit. >> trying to figure out how to spend time with my family, too, at the same time. >> oh, you'll be fine. they're all going to be watching, too. >> yeah, right. >> this is the thanksgiving triple-header we're talking about, starting with the houston texans at the detroit lions at 12:30 eastern. then there's the washington redskins at the dallas cowboys at 4:25 eastern, and then bill's game, the prime timeline-up between the new england patriots and the new york jets at 8:20 right here on nbc. >> i'll be watching and very tired tomorrow morning. >> absolutely. >>> a former model for "the price is right" just won the ultimate showcase. brandi cochran was awarded $8.5 million in a wrongful termination case aga
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Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
a tech company ceo. >>> this year's macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york city has some bay area flare. the radio city rockettes kicked off the parade. then, it was time for the balloons, which included crowd favorites like kermit. as well as new balloons including elf on a shelf. we saw singer charlie ray jepsen and rachel crow. and of course, there were the marching bands, including one from the bay area. >> from california, here's the saratoga marching band and color guard. students from every continent on the globe is represented in the band. they played the "2012 american overture." >> i watched it this morning. they were spectacular. the saratoga marching band and color guard was 1 of 11 bands nationwide chosen to participate in this parade. >>> still ahead at 11:00, strategy turned into a valuable lesson. friends of a young woman speak out. >>> and a massive pileup in texas. we'll tell you what sparked the crash involving more than 150 vehicles. >>> and it's a choice that has niners fans taking sides. smith or cap nick. >>> we are tracking a cold night tonight for black fr
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
america. we'll begin with a new orleans fire that torched an entire city block, leaving five families homeless. 100 firefighters battled the raging six-alarm inferno for over an hour before gaining control. in all the blaze destroyed five buildings and left several other structures severely damaged. >>> next to michigan where a police dash cam captured a roadside explosion. the couple inside that minivan escaped unarmed but they have some explaining to do. police believe the blaze has the markings of a meth lab fire. the vehicle is being checked for components used to cook methamphetamines. >>> motorists in oregon had to deal with a different kind of danger on one roadway. a driver was left dangling over an hour after crashing through a guardrail on an overpass. he hung upside down while firefighters secured his truck to a fire track. the driver was later arrested for dui. >>> a former cheerleader flipped out in a major way. this is enough to make you dizzy. over 20,000 people at the university of texas at el paso cheered as this u.s. army lieutenant performed 49 consecutive backhand
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
the way to crescent city, inland areas will get drenched. it looks like the rain is creeping towards san francisco as we speak. how much rain? we have the potential to end up with inches of rain along the northwest coastal areas, possibilities of three to six inches. that could cause some flooding concerns in the days ahead. as far as the forecast is going to go, eventually this system is going to sprawl out and affect all areas from the northwest to southern california. make sure everyone has their umbrella handy and maybe a little patience as you're driving through the rain. soaked roads the highest of elevations. not going to get a lot of beneficial snow at the ski resorts out of this one. lynn, as i mentioned, these trees get donated every year. if you want to donate one, it has to at least be 75 feet tall and about 35 feet wide. >> okay. >> those are your measurements to work with. >> i'm going to have to move out of the city for that one. thanks so much. >>> don't miss tonight's star-studded holiday special, the lighting of the christmas tree, "christmas in rockefeller center" host
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
with you. bay area city talking about designated locations for the homeless to camp out in their cars. we'll have details next. >> plus, back up for sale. the twinkie looking for a new home. we'll have details in a live report. >> not a piece of cake. also, we will look at hewlett-packard second day in a row as we deal with the shortened trading week on wall street. >>> it is the last full day of trading this week. scott mcgrew says the last full day for investors -- hewlett-packard stock. >> the latest implosion. the palo alto company shares fell 12% tuesday in very active trading to close at lows we haven't seen in a decade. this, a day after ceo meg whitman says hewlett-packard had been tricked when it bought british company autonomy last year. hp alleges autonomy lied about its financials. a charge one of the former officers at autonomy denies. a disaster big enough that in any other company it probably would have forced the ceo to step down. at hp, that's about the last thing the company needs. because ceos getting fired or stepping down is one of its biggest problems. laura mentione
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
season. now that turkey day is done, bay area cities getting ready to ring in the christmas season. today the lights will be put up in san francisco for the eighth year in a row. -- 48th year in a row. ghirardelli square will light up its christmas tree and our own meteorologist christina loren will be there. that will be fun. >> you get to eat some good chocolate. >> a lot hopefully. hopefully i can put some in my pocket. what's really cool, though, my mom is going to be out there. i don't get to see her very often. >> hopefully she's up earl with us. >> hi, mom, my very best friend. so that's going to be very special. come on out, it's a free event. bring the kids. santa will make an appearance and chocolate, yes, chocolate will be out there as well. that's reason enough to head on out. i wanted to show you some live pictures and show you what you will be driving through. not a whole lot of traffic but we do have some haze and fog starting to develop. we're expecting light, patchy fog. we could find a little of that dense patchy fog at the immediate coast. i wanted to show you oakland a
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
to see in the new san jose police chief. it's the first of several throughout the city. >> san jose's new top cop will grapple with rising crime, shrinking budgets and declining moral. that's just the beginning. the last four police chiefs have all come from within the department. some say it's time to try a new approach. >> the problems need to be solved by an outsider who will take a fresh look at the way business is done in san jose. >> kenneth kelly, a former board member of san jose crime stoppers hopes the new police chief will commit to staying on the job at least five years. >> we need to hire a police chief who really understands diversity. who really gets the notion. this is an incredibly diverse town. they need to relate to people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. >>> others agree working closely with the community will be critical to the chief's success. >> we're looking for a leader to invest some time in san jose. invest in the community in san jose and finish what i believe chief moore started, which is a building process to bring police here to san jose. >> chris moo
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Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
. and this is a family that's truly stepping up to the plate. they're stepping up to the plate for the city of oakland. >> how are you guys doing? back again. >> reporter: brad morris is on a mission tonight. >> much love. >> reporter: his mission is to pick up as many turkeys as he can before thanksgiving day. >> my delivery truck. my mom, she cooks about five. i cooked about five so far. have one in the oven right, i have to check on. >> reporter: his mission involves the community. >> we all come together as a community and try to help, extend that hand to people who are in need. >> reporter: fred morris is the glue holding the mission together, to feed the hungry on thanksgiving in oakland. but he can't do it alone. it's a family affair. >> my family will cook a big meal every thanksgiving. you know, let's just do it for the neighborhood. >> reporter: five years ago, morris, his mother, god mother and aunt used their own money to feed about 200 people. this year, they expect to feed about 500. >> we can't stop now because it's an ongoing thing. every year, we have to do this for the people and for
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Nov 24, 2012 12:35am PST
. great new york city crowd. thank you so much. welcome. welcome, everybody to "late night with jimmy fallon." here's what people are talking about. it's official. mayor bloomberg has cancelled this year's new york city marathon. just as well. it was going to be extra tough on the runners since bloomberg was going to have to require them to carry three other runners just to get in to the city. [ laughter ] it's almost impossible. [ applause ] maybe two kenyans, maybe. but that's -- hey, after it was announced that unemployment went up last month, today romney said the economy is at a virtual standstill. coincidentally this is also what it looks like when romney tries to dance. [ laughter and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] oh, yeah. ♪ i always feel like somebody's watching me got no privacy oh i always feel ♪ ♪ like somebody's i love rockwell. i love rockwell. i love snackwells. they're the greatest. [ laughter ] speaking of mitt romney, yesterday in virginia romney criticized president obama for making puns about his name like romnesia. he said it's just an obama-nation. [ l
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear from both sides in that case. >>> a bit later, we'll switch gears with a look at tonight's power ball jackpot drawing. there are 325 million reasons or so to buy a ticket. it is one of the biggest jackpots in history. did you buy one? will you buy one? >> i am going to play and then i am going to pray. >> i like that strategy. i like it. >> we'll see if it works this time. >>> we do want to begin with the death of actor larry hagman. msnbc's thomas roberts is here with a lot more on that. good morning. >> he truly was a one of a kind. larry hagman will forever be remembered for iconic role as j.r. ewing on the primetime drama "dallas." the character was a scheming business cheat, an unfaithful husband, and a
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
. now the clash is so much, much more. >> members of suggest the city create a senior zone, that they add more speed limit and slow down signs as they make the crossing lines a little more obvious. okay, now to the holiday travel rush. want to show you a live look at i-280 near the interstate 880 interchange in san jose. aaa says nearly 5 million drivers will make a journey of at least 50 miles this thanksgiving in california. right now the travel rush doesn't look too bad but let's show what you it looks like on 101 and palo al itto. nearly half of themre expected to hit the road today at some point. 80 and emeryville, that one is crowded. chp says it will be out in force this holiday to crack down on anyone who may be out having a little too much to drink and driving tipsy. >> as for our airport, surprisingly smooth. no major problems is the sfo or oakland. this is just the beginning of this holiday season. things can change quickly. when you fly, choose your airport wisely. here is nbc bay area's joe risotto jr. >> reporter: despite warnings traveling on the busiest trav
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
and if it's successful the program will expand to other big cities like boston, new york and chicago. >>> some incredible sports highlights are straight ahead, plus just 12 short years ago it was billed as the tallest and fastest wooden coaster, but now no more. we're going to tell you why. >>> weekend forecast is definitely talking about the big chill. all those details coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> well, good morning. some other stories making news across america now. hundreds of volunteers helped serve thousands of men, women, and children in need of a traditional thanksgiving dinner at the midnight mission in los angeles. it was a festive atmosphere for the diners, many of whom are homeless. legendary actor dick van dyke who helps out every year says serving at the mission makes his holiday. >>> meanwhile, in sacramento, nearly 28,000 runners and walkers took part in the 19th annual run to feed the hungry race. it raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the sacramento food bank. >>> east and west coasters took to the streets thanksgiving morning in turkey trot
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Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> just a few weeks ago, stockton was closed. the city cleaned up all the instruction equipment for the shopping season and everybody repaved the streets. >> some people took part in another holiday tradition: our very own christine loren gets the honors. >> o lirpic gold medallist was a feshl guest at downtown ice. it's the largest out door rink in the south bay. and probably one of the few places where you can skate under the palm trees. coming up, it's not just humans who are stepping up to donate blood anymore. >> bieber is sitting on the couch and saving dogs. >> dogs donating to heaven other dogs. see how it's done. >> plus, a yacht rescue on the san francisco bae. and the 49ers quarterback controversy rolls on. we don't know who's starting on sunday, but coming up in sporlts, the sign that chaked its coming. after a mild day, temperatures are real cold. mid to upper 40s in the nort bay. we'll track your weekend forecast. i'll have the if you will time line of that coming up in that 7-day forecast. >>> authorities are looking into the cause of a natural gas leak. the blast
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
away the birds because the city municipal code forbids it. they are hoping to amend the code and allow biologists to use firearms. >> our major focus is to disperse the birds, using pyrotechnics. >> reporter: passengers say they like the birds. but not when it comes to compromising their safety. >> the flash bangs or whatever they do, that is the real key. if you have to shoot a couple of them down. i know people don't like to hear that. that's okay. maybe they get the message. >> reporter: now, the faa has mandated airports like san jose to do something about its bird situation. and tomorrow afternoon, the san jose city council would discuss this very issue. >> thank you, george. >>> so, who should lead the troubled city, once considered one of the safest among the country? san jose is looking for a new police chief. nbc has learned two of the names to replace chris moore. one is jerry dyer. the last four police chiefs have come from within the department. tonight, residents came out to a neighborhood meeting to let the department know what they would like to see in a chief. >> i thin
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> if the landlords don't fix things, then often more meetings are scheduled with city council members, even police. so far the initiative has helped clean up five apartment complexes in this neighborhood. everything from cockroaches to rats to poor plumbing. they're working on six more complexes, including this one that has broken glass and graffiti. the process is slow, but neighbors say they welcome the effort. and it's not just apartment complexes. the initiative is also working with owners of single family homes to make sure they clean up their properties too. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> still ahead here at 5:00, backtracking on a gaffe. what apple is doing following the failure of their map app. >>> also -- >> i don't like to give up. it's not -- i mean it's not something that is really in me to do. >> not giving up taken to the extreme. a bay area proud exclusive follows the length of one man's perseverance as he turns a loss into a life-long game. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm tonigh
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00am PST
moments. >>> and a live look at the city by the bay. san francisco all lit up. 'tis the season. that's just a stunning shot on this friday, november 23rd, black friday. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning to you. it is 5:00, i'm marla tellez in for jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. a fire captain is recovering this morning after fracturing his neck while battling a three-alarm apartment fire in san jose. it broke out at the kimberly woods complex on willowleaf drive. that is where christie smith joins us live with more on the captain's condition and the damage to that apartment complex. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. i just spoke with the captain on scene here in san jose and he said that that firefighter will be kept overnight for observation. he said that he was hurt when falling sheetrock actually hit him, but i wanted to show you what the scene looks like here this morning. a crew is still here on fire watch. they're telling me there is concern about the stability of the building from the fire and all the water that they actually poured
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Nov 25, 2012 6:00am PST
mix and some scattered snow showers across montana into wyoming and also rapid city dealing with some frozen precipitation that is sleet and freezing rain. elsewhere the rest of the country, especially the southern half of the country and the east coast does look fine for all the travelers out there. erica, carl? >> we will have the rest of your forecast in just a moment. >>> first up, though, msnbc's thomas roberts for the morning's other top stories. thomas, good morning. >>> good morning to you. good morning, everybody. a deadly tragedy is under investigation in bangladesh. at least 112 people killed on saturday in a fire that raged through a factory that makes clothing for export to the united states. the building had no emergency exits, trapping many of the victims. rescuers think more bodies could be found today. >>> two maintenance workers were hurt when a flash fire broke out saturday at the state department headquarters in washington. the fire started on the 8th floor while crews were doing duct work. one worker has life threatening injuries. >>> on a different note today, ex
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Nov 27, 2012 12:35am PST
. what i'm talking about. good new york city crowd. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. here's what people are talking about. apparently, after last week's debate, polls show obama trailing mitt romney by one point. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: yeah, one point. or as it's also known, the thing obama failed to make during last week's debate. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] last night, president obama actually joked about his debate performance by saying that he can't perform flawlessly night after night. [ laughter ] some people are saying he stole that line from a viagra commercial. but either way, i see that he -- yeah. speaking of the election, you guys, the vice presidential debate is just three days away. both sides are busy getting ready. and republican candidate paul ryan said that he expects joe biden to come at him like a cannonball. biden was, like, "there's going to be a pool there?" [ laughter ] "i'm more of a belly flop guy, but i can -- cannonball?" [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: he's, like, "jackknife!" >> jimmy: what's the jackknife? >> steve: "belly
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
whether there could be other victims in other cities. >>> getting something delivered soon? hope it stays on your front porch. this is the time of year that delivery thefts spike. case in point, this video. watch. the woman caught on camera stealing off a front porch. police released the tape of the woman taking the package hoping someone will recognize her. she also took a bag of canned foods that were supposed to be donations for charity. police say she arrived shortly after ups left. >>> well, they'll don't negotiate after a strike disrupted service at the port of oakland today. this comes at a time when containers are supposed to be moving holiday gifts. union members hit the picket lines before dawn today, including janitors, clerks, electricians who have been without a contract for 17 months. on the docks, workers seemed to support the strike. outside, truckers waited in huge lines with nothing to pick up or deliver. >> how do you feel about sitting and waiting? >> sad. not feeling good. i have to produce, you know, put the food on the table. we're sitting here for nothing. >> a spo
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Nov 22, 2012 8:30pm PST
it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >>> walmart workers are walking out. why they are fed up and what they hope will come out of the strike on such a big night coming up. >> black friday, black thursday, whatever you want to call it. the holiday season shopping season has begun. itake you behind the madness next. >> good morning. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri, tracking cold temperatures right now for the early holiday shoppers and a warming holiday forecast. full details in just a minute. good evening and happy thanksgiving to you and your family. hundreds of walmart employees are not feeling thankful this holiday. they say they are overworked and underpaid, and that's led to a walkout, just as the doors are about to open to a mob of shoppers
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
is at a store in new york city where tickets are probably a hot commodity. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: yes, they are. this is a big deal. selling hundreds of tickets every hour. people started lining up at 5:00 a.m., and this jackpot, it just keeps growing. it's grown $175 million in just the last three days alone. >> ticket sales are expected to top a whopping $1 billion by tonight's drawing where a single winner could walk away with a cash prize worth $327 million before taxes. >> there you go. good luck. >> i would take my entire family on a cruise around the world. >> a sports car for me. >> aston martin. >> i'll pinch myself. >> reporter: and it's not just the lucky winners who win big. $1 of every $2 powerball ticket goes to the state covering lottery overhead and supporting programs like education. the federal government also hits the jackpot, taking a quarter of the winner's earnings in taxes and, yes, there's more. states and cities can take an additional 5% to 12%. a new york city winner would pay the highest taxes, but lucky winners in eight states may no state taxes on win
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
city this morning. pretty cool assignment out there, jay. >> hanging out with kermit. >> reporter: good morning, laura and jon. happy thanksgiving to everyone there. take a look behind me. you can see all of this unhold a little later, but the parade is beginning to get under way. yeah, there's kermit getting ready to take flight here. just behind him you'll see charlie brown. back down on the ground, a lot of clowns have already gotten into step here. more than 900 will be a part of this parade. there are a ton of floats. at least 40 floats that will roll through the area here on central park west. one that's very special this year is one that honors all of the first responders to superstorm sandy. of course that's affected this area so dramatically, and we know that there are a lot of people, the survivors of that, who are just devastated by the storm who were actually given front row seats to this parade so hopefully they'll enjoy their thanksgiving. it will be a bit different than it has been in years past. for a lot of people, this is what's normal about thanksgiving in new york ci
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
not a suicide attack. this will be a familiar scene for people in the city and around this country about a decade ago, this was a regular tactic used by palestinian militants. they haven't seen it in a while. the last bomb blast was in 2004. it's likely to at least complicate some of the discussions that have been going on trying to reach a cease-fire. we had thought they were near a cease-fire last night. it turns out that they were not. today hamas called this a heroic attack. matt? >> stephanie gosk in tel aviv. a man mow hadean is in gaza. good morning to you. >>. >> good morning, matt. what a difference 24 hours make. yesterday, the palestinian people in gaza woke up to the news that a truce could be signed by the end of the day. on wednesday morning, they woke up to the sound of more shelling, a higher death toll and the news that a cease-fire could be reached. it's not happening any time soon. >> there were talks of peace late into the night. but in gaza, it was anything but quiet. while factions traded fire, secretary of state hillary clinton arrived to the region to broker a tru
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Nov 23, 2012 11:00am PST
, bay area cities are getting ready to ring in the christmas season. you can come on downtown to san jose. that's where i will be tonight opening the ice skating rink at 5:30 tonight. olympic gold medalist kris kristi yamaguchi will be there. then our own meteorologist christina loren will be at san francisco's square lighting the tree. this is the 48th annual tree lighting there. that gets under way at 5:30 tonight. looking forward to it. >> oh, yes, indeed. >> we have to bundle up? >>> it will be chilly out there in san jose and san francisco. temperatures feeling like the 50s because of the winds we're expecting to pick up. you can meet our own marla tellez out there tonight in san jose. christmas in the park. we meet back here on cyber monday. the christmas tree will be all lit up. we are looking forward to that. as we head through the day, clear conditions prevail. it is beautiful out there. winds are picking up a touch. but not too much. we're not talking about really gusty winds. you don't have to tie down objects in your back yard. however, we are going to see the winds incre
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
not to buy fur or leather. >> reporter: the city even got into the holiday spirit by moving construction equipment on stockton street. it not only reopened the street for shoppers, it temporarily repaved it. but despite department stores at every turn, you didn't have to be a shopper to enjoy the show. >> we don't have this in france, the black friday. so it's kind of cool to see the american culture. >> and if the crowds and bags were any evidence, the american shopping culture was in fine form today. ♪ >> the crowds at one store chain, walmart employees staged protests today. some have walked out over poor conditions, some object to the new black thursday work schedule. others say they aren't safe in the stampedes with the sales. employees handed out flyers and carried out signs. local union members lent their support. >> wages, benefits, those are all the things that a walmart associate needs to feed their family. they can't do that on $8 an hour. >> a spokesman calls the strike an exaggerated publicity campaign aimed at generating headlines to mislead retailers, customers and emplo
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Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
. larry, is government too big? >> no. no. not at all. i don't want the mayor or city council getting on my case. >> a lot of people would say yes. you say their focus is misdirected. >> in this age, you know, when everyone is worrying about costs, about every kind of thing, governments are costly too. so some people are looking at duplicative causes of explosive growth. let's take the picture. california has 58 counties. more than 480 cities. 1,000 school districts. 5,000 special districts that deal with everything from mosquito abatement to water quality. you name it, we got it. with layoffs occurring in important service areas like education and public safety, some people believe that merged services could make room for better services. that's what we're looking at. >> give me an example of what you're looking at. >> let's look at st. claire county. it's typical of other economies as well. you travel from one end to the other in an hour. it's a relatively compact area. 15 cities. there are 34 school districts. there are 12 police departments. 11 fire departments in a fairly compact
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> just a couple of weeks ago, stockton street was closed because of work on the central subway. the city cleaned up all the construction equipment in time for the shopping season. and even temporarily repaved the street. >>> also tonight, lots of activity in downtown san jose for christmas in the park. our own marla tayas is live with all the festivities. hi, marla. >> reporter: hi, janelle. good evening. happy holidays to you this. is the official grand opening for the hawaiian airlines kristi yamaguchi downtown ice where christmas in the park debuts tonight in its 33rd year. now the rink bears the name of the olympic gold medalist, kristi yamaguchi. and guess what? she is standing with me right here live. thanks for coming out. i know the crowd is happy to see you tonight there is a lot of people here tonight, all here to see you. >> well, it's a fun and special night. it celebrates a great time of year. and to have this here in san jose where families can come out and enjoy the holidays together, have skating rink as well as christmas in the park, you know, it's just a good feeling fo
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Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
in sydney, australia, this morning as construction workers were forced to flee the city's biggest crane as it caught fire towering above the university of technology there. a 65-foot crane arm came crashing down on to a nearby building. no one was seriously injured, and the crane's driver is being credited with swinging the arm away from the busy street below. that guy is a hero. it is 7:14 right now. backer of the savannah, matt, and al. scary moments there. >> no question. thanks very much. >> we're going to get some snow around here. >> that's right. >> what happened? >> well, a little laryngitis. >> oh, my goodness. a lot of laryngitis. >> okay. >> i don't think it's -- i don't think it's at all contagious. >> okay. do the weather. >> let's take you a look. >> that's good. go ahead. >> let's go to reading, pennsylvania, to show you what we've got. we've got a little light snow, wet snow falling. some of the roadways covered. that's about it. here's what we've got. a frontal system pushing its way and low pressure along it. rain to the south and colder air there's light snow developi
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